- 1A young unfledged pigeon.More example sentences
- Young squabs stretched their legs and body and flapped their wings vigorously.
- They taught me to raise pigeon squabs in the barns and farm and I hunted rabbit.
- When they discovered that all the local homing pigeons were booked up, they bought 80 squabs from a poultry market in Newark, N.J.
- 2British The padded back or side of a vehicle seat.More example sentences
- Electric seat adjusters are usually on the side of the seat squab.
- And thanks to longer squabs the seats were more comfortable; a relief to those who may have driven the Terrano perhaps!
- That centre front seat slides all the way back until it hits the rear-seat squab, so a child can still sit ‘in the front’, but remains sufficiently rearward not to be hit by an airbag designed to restrain an adult.
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- (Of a person) short and fat: a squab, square-featured personageMore example sentences
- His eyes were large, his figure short and squab.
mid 17th century (in the sense 'inexperienced person'): of unknown origin; compare with obsolete quab 'shapeless thing' and Swedish dialect skvabba 'fat woman'.
More definitions of squabDefinition of squab in:
- The US English dictionary